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World Record For Heims as Panthers Prowl at Musco

Jessica Heims broke the para-athlete F64 classification discus world record with a throw of 105-feet-07 (32.19-meters) to take 18th-place at the Iowa Musco Twilight meet in Iowa City. Heims’ new world mark was one highlight on a day that included nine event wins and 38 top-three finishes for the UNI track and field team. Courtesy Panthers […]

Grand Blue Mile Field Announced

Grand Blue Mile race officials announced preliminary fields for the 2019 USA Track & Field 1 Mile Road Championships set for Tuesday, April 23, in Des Moines. A world-class group of elite milers will headline the event along with approximately 3,500 participants from across the nation who will compete among the recreational and amateur competitive […]

Drake Relays Early Blue Standard Achievers

High school athletes across Iowa have taken advantage of pristine spring weather to record more than 90 Blue Standard performances to guarantee their spot in the 2019 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. Courtesy Drake Relays, click here!  Feature photo: Sydney Milani-SE Polk-ISU©Mike Byrnes 2018 The predetermined Blue Standard qualification standards are based on entries to QuickStatsIowa.com […]

Next level Iowa Podcast for April 3, 2019

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, we talk about some of the meets that took place last week.  We also talk about the IAAF World Cross Country Championships held in Denmark, featuring our own Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou. Mike and I also discuss the changing IAAF Olympic standards and look ahead to the Drake […]

Cyclones in Action at Stanford this Weekend

The Iowa State track and field teams are in action this weekend at the 2019 Stanford Invitational. Competition at Cobb Track will take place on Friday and Saturday, with running events starting at 2 p.m. Central on Friday and 3:30 p.m. Central on Saturday. Courtesy Cyclones Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Elijah Young-DM Lincoln-ISU©Cyclones Athletics   […]

Klein and James lead Storm in Outdoor Opener

Audrey Klein and MacKenzie James combined to score 24 points in three events as Simpson finished in fifth place to open up the outdoor season at the Grand View Invitational on Saturday. Courtesy Storm Athletics, click here! Feature photo: MacKenzie James-Monticello-Simpson©Jim Kirby 2019   Klein ran a career-best 5:14.14 in the 1500, resulting in a first-place […]

Relays Announces More Great Teams!

The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee announces the return of some premier track and field teams who have a history at America’s Athletic Classic. Courtesy Drake Relays, click here! Feature photo: Ryan Schweizer-Dowling-Notre Dame©Jim Kirby Back after a one year hiatus is the University of Minnesota.  The throws crew performed well at the NCAA Indoor Championship, […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 16, 2019: National wRAP!

Feature photo: Derek Jacobus-CR Kennedy-Arkansas©DarrenMiller/hawkeyesports.com On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we cover last weekend’s Nationals for D1,2 and 3.  We also look ahead to out door season and the IAAF World Championships, featuring Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou, keeping for Team USA in Denmark, March 30, 2019 All this and more, on the Next Level […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 6, 2019: Seth Roberson

Feature photo: Lavon Davis-Ames-Grand View, Coach Seth Roberson-Grand View, James Plummer-Grand View©Doug Wells 2018 On this edition of the Next level Iowa Podcast we talk with Grand View throws coach, Seth Roberson.  The vikings had an All-American weekend at Nationals and we talk with Seth about the Vikings’ performance. We all discuss the upcoming National Indoor […]

Vikings Strong Showing at Nationals

The final day of the 2019 Indoor Track and Field National Championships took place on Saturday, March 2nd.  The Vikings had a strong showing on the third and final day of the meet. Courtesy Vikings Athletics, click here! Feature photo: James Plummer-GVU©Doug Wells 2019   James Plummer (SR/Columbia, South Carolina) competed in the shot put finals […]